A CREATIVE duo with a passion for “unearthing new potentials and firing up taste buds” are the latest traders to set up shop in Cork’s much-loved English Market.
Founded by Linda O’Flynn and Ivo Duarte, Terra Ignis has ‘planted’ itself in the English Market’s start-up stall selling a range of fermented products including oak bark fermented ketchup, gooseberry and honeysuckle soda and lemon verbena kombucha vinegar.
The brand’s name is taken from Latin words, ‘Terra’ meaning earth and ‘Ignis’ meaning fire.
Accompanied by their daughter, Daisy, Linda and Ivo grow, forage and support local producers, crafting each product to celebrate local plants.
With a combined background of herbalism and fermentation, together Linda and Ivo bring a modern probiotic interpretation of classic products.
Linda has worked as a bartender in Cork for 11 years, most recently developing award-winning cocktail menus in Cask.
Having won World Class Irish Bartender of the Year in 2019, she was able to showcase the best of local, Irish produce to the world, which she hopes to continue to do at the English Market stall.
Ivo has been a chef for more than a decade and has worked on both organic and biodynamic farms, having extensive experience in the growth and use of plants.
Coupled with Ivo’s fermentation experience, Linda uses her extensive knowledge in herbalism to create probiotic sodas, vinegars and cordials with local seasonal plants at their heart.
The start-up stall is a collaborative initiative from the English Market, Cork City Council and the English Market traders.
The English Market is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
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